How Brian Laundrie’s “illegal bank card use” gave police officers new clues about his movements after Gabby Petito was last seen alive

BRIAN Laundrie’s “illegal use of bank cards” provided police officers with evidence of his movements after his fiancée Gabby Petito was last seen alive, according to arrest documents.

The FBI is coming on Friday Wyoming filed an “amended” arrest warrant laundry based on its alleged expenses previously Petito‘s body was found last Sunday near a campsite in Grand Teton National Park.


Brian Laundries alleged “illegal use of bank cards” provided clues to his movementsPhoto credit: bizarre_design_ / Instagram
He reportedly used an unauthorized Capitol One debit card in Wyoming between August and September 1 when he returned to Florida without a petito


He reportedly used an unauthorized Capitol One debit card in Wyoming between August and September 1 when he returned to Florida without a petitoPhoto credit: Instagram @gabspetito

Her remains were discovered near Spread Creek Dispersed Campground – an area teeming with bears, wolves, and other wild animals – and the coroner said it was a murder without revealing how she died.

But Laundrie reportedly used an “unauthorized” Capitol One debit card “in the district of” Wyoming and elsewhere “before returning home from the Van Life camping trip without his girlfriend.

He allegedly worked from August 31 to August 1. accusationwhich was changed to indicate that it allegedly broke a specific law.

He is accused of using the “unauthorized access device” to[] anything with a value of at least $ 1,000 “, which is why there is an arrest warrant against him.

That money trail gave police officers a string of clues as police continue today to search the sprawling T. Mabry Carlton Jr. Memorial Reserve for Petito’s missing fiancé who allegedly wandered there last week.

The FBI press release revealed that Laundrie’s alleged spending activities following Gabby’s death were relevant to the warrant case.

“While this warrant allows law enforcement to arrest Mr. Laundrie, the FBI and our partners across the country continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of Ms. Petito’s murder,” said FBI Denver Special Agent Michael Schneider called.

“We urge anyone who is aware of Mr. Laundrie’s role in this matter or his current whereabouts to contact the FBI. No information is too small or inconsequential to aid our efforts in this investigation.”

Read our Brian Laundrie Live Blog for the latest news and updates …

Laundrie’s attorney responded to the indictment, stressing that it was not directly related to Petito’s “actual death” but focused on activities that took place after her death.

“As I understand it, the arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie is related to activities that took place after Gabby Petito’s death, not her actual death,” Steve Bertolino told the Daily mail.

“The FBI is focused on tracking down Brian and when that happens the details of the charges will be dealt with on the appropriate forum.”

Petito may last be seen alive at a Jackson Hole restaurant on August 27th Fox News.

Laundrie has not been heard or seen since last Tuesday but has never returned, according to his family, who claim he left home to hike in the Carlton Reserve near Venice, Florida. He is a “person of interest” in that case.

On Thursday, a source close to the embattled Laundrie family said CNN’s Chris Cuomo that the missing 23-year-old left his parents’ house in Florida last Tuesday, he did so without a cell phone or wallet.


The same source told the host that Laundrie’s parents feared their son might harm himself.

Meanwhile, authorities have been hunting Laundrie with divers, sniffer dogs and helicopters since Friday in the Carlton Reserve wilderness area near North Port where his parents said he went on a hike.

Police and other law enforcement agencies use drones and bloodhounds to comb the alligator-infested wilderness for clues as the search for Laundrie enters its second week.

Gabby’s last text from her phone was published by the FBI and uses the word “stan,” which Internet detectives claim is a code word for “danger.”

In the text message sent to her parents on August 27, the vlogger wrote: “Can you help Stan, I only get his voicemails and missed calls.”

Teton County’s coroner D. Brent Blue said the initial findings were that Petito died of aftermath of murder, but the cause is still pending.


He returned to Florida alone in the couple’s van on September 1, about two months after the couple’s planned four-month road trip.

Laundrie immediately hired a lawyer and refused to cooperate with the police.

Gabby’s mother said she asked Laundrie for answers about her daughter’s whereabouts but received no response. On September 11, she reported Gabby to the police as missing.

Three days later, on September 14th, Laundrie disappeared from his parents’ home after telling them he was hiking on the Carlton Reservation.


Laundrie’s parents told police they didn’t worry until between 24 and 48 hours after their son didn’t return from the hike.

They claim they drove into the 25,000-acre park, saw Laundrie’s car, and drove it home after allegedly finding a note on the windshield police left asking them to get out of the area to remove.

Brian’s parents didn’t report him missing until September 17th.

Since then, officials have used drones and boats, as well as ATVs, to locate the swampy terrain for signs of Laundrie, but have so far been unable to track him down.

Authorities have been combing a Florida wildlife sanctuary for Laundrie since his parents said he disappeared after hiking there


Authorities have been combing a Florida wildlife sanctuary for Laundrie since his parents said he disappeared after hiking thereCredit: AP

Gabby Petito timeline

Gabby Petito, 22, was last seen leaving a Utah hotel on August 24th. Here is a timeline of Gabby Petito’s disappearance:

  • June 2021 – Gabby Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie embark on a trip across the United States.
  • 4th of July – Gabby posts photos of herself barefoot in Gove County, Kansas.
  • 8th of July – Gabby posts photos of herself in Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park.
  • July 18th – Gabby and Brian post photos of themselves in Zion National Park, Utah.
  • 12. August Body camera footage released in September showing Brian and Gabby encountering police in Utah. The police confirmed that no significant injuries were reported.
  • August 19th – Gabby and Brian post a video on their YouTube channel documenting their journey. The video received more than 200,000 views.
  • August 24th – Gabby is seen leaving a hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • August 25 – Gabby facetimes her mother, Nichole Schmidt, for the last time. In a later police report, Schmidt said her conversations with her daughter had “increased tension” between her and Brian.
  • August 25 – Gabby also posts her last Instagram. No location is given.
  • August 27th – Gabby is seen for the last time. Witnesses claim saw Brian engaged in an explosive argument with staff at a Jackson Hole restaurant that brought Gabby into tears.
  • August 27th – Four hours later, travel bloggers driving through Grand Teton National Park drive past the couple’s van “abandoned” on a dirt road.
  • September 1 – Brian returns to Florida without Gabby.
  • September 11 – Gabby’s parents report her missing to the Suffolk County Police Department.
  • September 14th – Brian’s family issue a statement that he has hired a lawyer and will not work with investigators.
  • September 14th – Brian is said to be last seen by his family. He reportedly told them he was hiking in the Cartlon reservation but did not return.
  • September 15th – North Port Florida Police say Brian is a person of interest on the case. He is not charged with any crime.
  • 16th September – Utah police released body camera footage of police encounter with Brian and Gabby.
  • 17th of September – Brian’s parents say they haven’t seen their son in a few days and report him missing.
  • September 18 – The police announce that they are searching the Carlton Reservation in Florida for Brian. The police say they haven’t found anything.
  • September 19th – Wyoming authorities say they found a body in Grand Teton National Park. The FBI announces that the body is Gabbys, but full forensic identification must first be performed to confirm this.
  • September 20th – Police are executing a search warrant on Laundrie’s home and confiscating his silver Mustang and a hard drive that may contain “evidence of a crime”.
  • 21st September – Officials say they will perform an autopsy on the remains found in Wyoming to confirm whether or not they belong to Gabby. Police also resumed their search for Laundrie, this time on the Venetian side of the Carlton Reserve.
  • 21st September – The FBI announced that the body found in Wyoming has been identified as Gabbys. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
  • 21st September – The Teton County Coroner’s office said Gabby’s official cause of death is still pending, but the original death was murder.
  • September 22 – Police continue to search Carlton Reserve for any lead on Laundrie but provide no leads. A specialized diving team is called in to help with the hunt.
  • September 23rd – Officials announced that a federal arrest warrant had been issued against Brian.
  • September 24th – Gabby’s father announced that his daughter’s funeral would be on Sunday, April 26th.

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